Thursday, February 16, 2012

Another trade. Here it goes.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded C Dominic Moore and a 7th Round Pick to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2012 Second Round Pick.

Moore has been named in a lot of rumors and now that he has been traded, it seems that there's another highly sought after player off the market.

Kyle: Sharks because Moore is a gritty player that brings toughness to the San Jose Sharks. Since the Sharks are third in the Western Conference, the second round pick will be a late one.
Wexler: The Sharks were the winners because the addition of Moore helps bring depth upfront to another playoff team. Also the pick is not an early one so it is not a big loss.

Breaking: Two Trades.

The Dallas Stars have traded D Nicklas Grossman to the Flyers for their 2012 2nd round pick , and a 2013 3rd round pick.
Grossman is a stay at home defender that the Flyers wanted very desperately. He will anchor the blue line and try to fill some of the void that Chris Pronger has left.

Wexler: Flyers because they needed a defensive defenseman to fill the void from Pronger. The two picks wont do much because the flyers are a high ranked team looking to make it deep in the playoffs.
Kyle: Flyers needed a shutdown defender after Pronger was declared out for the season with post concussions syndrome. The picks won't get good unless the Flyers breakdown and fall out of playoff contention

The Anaheim Ducks trade D Bryan Rodney to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for C Ryan O'Marra.
Rodney is Defender that has played rather well for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, I expect him to only be called up when there is an injury. O'Marra is a good bottom six center, that can be physical but needs to get more of a scoring punch. He is a good gritty physical player though.

Kyle: Edmonton, they need defencemen and I believe he should get called up soon. Anaheim already has gritty forwards like Perry and Parros so they basically gave up an NHL Defencemen for an AHL forward.
Wexler: I'm gonna say the Ducks because the addition of O'Marra is going to help during the offseason when the contracts of three veteran forwards expire (Sealane, Blake, Koivu)

Breaking trade rumors.

Pavel Kubina is not at practice. Most of my sources have been in agreement that he is going to be traded imminently. We don't have have the teams but we will update as this comes.

Fedor Tyutin, Jeff Carter, and Rick Nash are all not at practice. Not too sure why. Will update soon as well.